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Rolig Loon

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  1. I've had my KitchenAid mixer since sometime in the 1980s. It's indispensable (and indestructible).
  2. Nej, tack. 😧
  3. .. .. Then how about shrimp? No, insects are not crustaceans. Insects and crustaceans are in different classes, although both are arthropods. Shrimp and lobsters are on my "No Way In Hell" list. Spiders (which are neither insects nor crustaceans) are too.
  4. What did you run into him with? Something big enough to leave bruises? This is how wars start, you know.
  5. If you have exhausted all of the tests you can think of, put together a procedure that can be used to replicate the behavior (with the standard LL viewer) and submit a BUG JIRA report. It would be most helpful (and most likely to speed up action on the JIRA) if you can demonstrate that this behavior is not unique to your own account or assets. Try to test your procedure with alt accounts or by having friends replicate the bug. You should also query the JIRA archives to see if anyone has reported a similar problem. Then wait. Some bug reports get quick attention; others can languish for ages.
  6. That sounds pretty definitive. So probably not the mouse. That's possibly a bad conclusion. SL depends on your viewer and the Linden Lab servers trading information 45 times a second. Unlike almost all other applications on your machine, then, it's easy to get erratic behavior of the two systems get out of sync, as they can easily do if you have a problem with something delicate like a motion sensor (mouse). Still, I agree that it's sounding like a different part of your system. Time to check cables, connectors, and other loose things.
  7. Oh well, worth a try. That's the sort of behavior that tells me my mouse is on its last legs. Maybe yours just has dirty feet?
  8. Indeed. Now that I have taken the time to look through my trusty 1889 Century Dictionary, which is an excellent etymological source, I find that the English word "hew" is related to the Old Saxon "hedwan" and Old Dutch "houwen". It also evolved to Middle High German "houwen" and eventually to modern German "hauen" and Danish "hugge". So, we're all cutting things off. Thanks!
  9. How's the battery in your mouse?
  10. That's all you can do. Now you wait. Or buy something else.
  11. Probably not, but I assume you have submitted well-documented ARs.
  12. And it's definitely less painful and potentially life-threatening than CoVid-19.
  13. That makes a lot of sense. I can vaguely remember being afraid of shots as a child, but it's such a dim memory that I suspect it would have faded ages ago if my sister didn't remind me occasionally. As an adult, I've had more injections (and "inspections, detections, neglections and all kinds of stuff ," as Arlo Guthrie said) than I can count. It's all pretty ho-hum now. My CoVid shots were non-events, except that I got a nice card to commemorate them and had a friendly follow-up note from my doctor. No pain or discomfort. As you said, I didn't expect any, so I didn't get any.
  14. Maybe some kind German speaker can explain why "Hau ab!" means "Get lost!" It was one of the first useful phrases I learned in German, but I've never understood where it comes from.
  15. Exactly. I will always pay homage to statistics, realizing that my chances are best if I bet on whatever is within a standard deviation of the mean and understanding at the same time that events way out in the tails are still possible. Take risks but hedge your bets. When it comes to aliens visiting Earth, the probabilities are really low but the downside risks of expecting them to show up are too. So yeah, I'm open to the possibility but I'll be surprised if aliens arrive in my own lifetime.
  16. I suspect that panterapolnocy is right. You have a connection problem that might be resolved by adding a new DNS server to whatever is already in your router. Follow the link that she provided for the Google DNS servers. They are free and reliable. Rowan is right that your Intel graphics chip may also be having trouble, but if you reduce the load you are putting on it, it should be OK. The only other thing I might suggest is lowering your Maximum Bandwidth, which is now at 3000. Set it no higher than 1500. 1000 may be even better.
  17. Duplicate question. Answered at Please don't ask the same question twice. I will get everyone confused about advice you may have already been given.
  18. Rolig Loon

    Error Messages

    That's really hard to say. What sort of error message? From which script?
  19. 1. Stand somewhere where you have permission to rez stuff (like your back yard). 2. Open inventory and find the boat. 3, Left click on the boat .... HOLD .... and drag it to the ground next to you. BINGO! A rezzed boat. The trick is usually finding a place where you are allowed to rez stuff AND where you can sail the boat. That's a little hard, but there are public rezzing areas on Linden-owned land all over SL. In Bellisseria, they are all pretty clearly marked so you can spot them from a distance. One of the resident groups (I can't remember which one) publishes a list of SLURLs to all of them. There are similar areas around the Blake Sea and other favorite boating venues.
  20. Yeah, and I hadn't seen my old friend for maybe 25 years. You and I both had low-probability experiences, but unlikely doesn't mean impossible. Just spooky. I'll tell you another one ... A car honked at me as I was backing out of a parking space at a rest stop on the NY State Thruway, 800 miles from home. It turned out to be a friend from another part of the country who was traveling to New England. She just happened to spot my license plate and think "Who do I know from there?" She was as surprised as I was when we recognized each other. That'll never happen again in another 50 years, but it happened then.
  21. That's a fascinating synopsis. The lesson, I suppose, is that no approach is always right in all circumstances. We muddle through somehow. Personally, I find that a little unsettling, but that's because I have a scientist's confidence that there have to be some basic, discoverable principles at work somewhere.
  22. And probably will. Good point. 😈 🦈
  23. Yeah, if you live long enough, you accumulate a few spooky, improbable events like that to talk about. I once bumped into an old friend in a Washington DC Metro station, when we both happened to be visiting from out of town. What are the odds?
  24. Oh, I suspect more than one of your whaling ancestors was cursed by having to decide between drowning and being eaten by a shark, neither of which sounds very appealing. I'm not sure how many people would be using that phrase today if it hadn't been used as a popular song title back in the 1930s.
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